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Group Vice President, Product Management & Strategy
As Group Vice President, Product Management and Strategy, Oracle Cloud Platform, Siddhartha is responsible for enabling Oracle's transformation into a cloud platform provider taking to market PaaS services that have already generated over $400M+ ARR. This portfolio includes Cloud native app dev (microservices, serverless computing, containers), mobile/chatbots, IoT, API Mgmt, Data/Process Integration, Big Data, BI, and Security/Identity Mgmt. He is also responsible for driving Oracle’s global developer initiative to help developers build their next generation cloud native applications on Oracle’s Cloud Platform, and see it as an open, easy, and intelligent platform. Prior to Oracle, he held several leadership positions including WW Field Operations at Zend, ...VP of Sales at Solidcore Systems and Regional VP of Sales at Totality. Siddhartha also founded companies such as Teamscape (acquired by Peoplesoft) and Contractor Online as VP of Engineering/CTO. He started his career at Oracle in development and as Director, Development built Oracle's CRM eCommerce product, Internet Bill Presentment and Payment. Siddhartha holds a Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University, a bachelor’s in computer science and economics from California Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s from Grinnell College.
Senior Program Manager, Developer Relations and Advocacy
Jenny Burcio runs the Docker Captains program, where she helps awesome Docker community members inspire and educate others. Prior to Docker, Jenny worked at Apigee helping to build their community programs and partner ecosystem. Jenny is a recovering attorney, mom, and wannabe plant whisperer.
Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management
Ford Motor Company
Scott Burnell created and launched the world's first automotive developer ecosystem, the Ford Developer Program in 2013. To date he has welcomed over 15,000 developers in to the global Ford Dev community to innovate alongside the Ford AppLink team. By creating partnerships with mobile app publishers and developers, wireless network operators, and handset device manufacturers, Scott drives Ford's in-vehicle connectivity initiatives.
Prior to joining Ford, Scott enjoyed a successful career shaping the wireless industry. Starting with bag phones and beepers, he spent more than a decade developing corporate and indirect retail channels for major US wireless operators. Moving in to mobile content, Scott led the development and launch of more than 500 mobile apps and defined the mobile efforts for top brands such as E! Entertainment, Maxim, and Turner Networks. Ford Dev continues the long line of successful mobile ecosystem administration for Scott, including those at AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and others.
Vice President & General Manager, Developer Programs & Initiatives
Roger Chandler is the Vice President and GM of Intel's Developer Programs and Initiatives organization. His team is responsible for leading Intel's worldwide app ecosystem strategy, developer outreach & evangelism programs, client platform software partner relations, and new technology innovation programs, with a particular focus on gaming, VR, and consumer software applications. During Roger's 19 years with Intel, he has led software, innovation, and product efforts in Intel's manufacturing group, Intel's technology labs, and Intel's consumer CPU product teams. He is active in multiple industry organizations and is one of Intel's leading experts on user-focused innovation and has directly coached more than 5000 senior leaders on the process of "design thinking."
Senior Content & Community Manager
Joshua Dong is a content expert and community veteran in the IT space. He is currently the head of Content and Online Community in Alibaba Cloud, leading the online community platform operations including blogs, events, tutorials, webinars, forum, and content strategy and technical marketing efforts to developers on top of these platforms and external technical community, as well as leading developer focused programs – Techshare, MVP, and external Alibaba Cloud community. He’s expanding the developer eco-system by launching the Developer Center offering developers APIs, SDKs, code samples, open source projects to develop apps and service on top of Alibaba Cloud technology. Prior to Alibaba Cloud he worked in Microsoft China for 10 years as lead technical editor on content for IT Gen, IT Pro and Developers audience and senior Content PM for Microsoft community and for OneVideo and Microsoft Virtual Agent. He also worked for 2 years in IBM as information developer lead for mainframe products.
VP, Head of Digital Customer Experience, Developer Ecosystem
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Deborah Foley is part of the Digital Customer Experience team at JPMChase and leads the design and research for the API Management space, including Developer Tools and Portals across the company. She manages a cross disciplinary team of Designers, Researchers, Tech Writers and Content Strategists. With over 15 years of experience as a designer, developer and scrum master she has helped several corporations transform their agile processes and adapt to design thinking methodologies. Her team has partnered with the product leads and architects to help deliver such projects as Chase Developer Ecosystem (developer.chase.com), JPM’s API Store (developer.jpmorgan.com) and Merchant Services Developer Center (https://secure.paymentech.com/devcenter/home). She will be joined by Chase Developer Ecosystem’s Product Lead and Developer Evangelist, Matthew Keane.
Evans Data Corporation
Janel Garvin is the CEO of Evans Data Corp, and a Research Director focused on several disciplines. She founded the company in 1998 in order to fill a need for in-depth research into software development trends and adoption patterns amongst developers that was entirely lacking in the industry before Evans Data Corp, and which Evans Data Corp to this day exclusively supplies. Janel is currently actively involved with Evans Data's international initiatives and is also heading up and directing Evans Data studies on multi-core processing and parallel programming, as well as all development tools and application servers, and cloud computing. She also directs private competitive intelligence studies for clients and advises on tactical marketing to developers.
Co-Founder & CEO
Avinash Harsh is the Co-Founder and CEO of Weavr, A Developer Engagement Platform company that helps companies support & engage developers in real time, wherever they are.
He was previously the CEO of Mobile API Platform company Halosys and has been actively involved in API Strategy forums with a focus on bringing the ROI of the APIs & Platform.
Max Katz is a Program Director at IBM. Max leads the North America West Developer Advocacy team. The team provides developer education via meetups, workshops, conferences, online events, content and helps developers be successful. Before IBM, Max led developer advocacy for Appery.io, a cloud-based mobile app platform. Max helped grow the platform from zero to over 400,000 developers. Max is the author of two books “Practical RichFaces” (Apress 2008, 2011), DZone MVB (Most Valuable Blogger) and is a frequent speaker at developer events and conferences. You can find out what Max is up to on his blog http://maxkatz.org and Twitter @maxkatz.
Vice President, Digital Product Management, Developer Ecosystem
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Matthew Keane is part of the Digital Products Group at JPMChase and leads the Product Development for the API Developer Ecosystem. He manages a team of product analysts and interfaces with the API development team and the firm-wide API Product team. He has over 20 years’ experience leading product and development teams across several corporations as well as been a strong advocate for the adoption of agile development processes. His team has partnered with the product leads and architects to help deliver such platform improvements to Chase Developer Ecosystem (developer.chase.com) along with other API initiatives across the firm. He will be joined by Deborah Foley who is part of the Digital Customer Experience team.
Evans Data Corp
Michelle Little is an Analyst at Evans Data Corporation. She has more than 15 years of experience in research and teaching. Before joining Evans Data she worked for the University of Texas at San Antonio and for Northrop Grumman Corporation. While at Evans, Michelle has contributed to the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data Development Report and the Internet of Things Development Report. She also manages custom projects. Michelle earned a doctorate in psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2006.
VP Developer Relations
Patrick McFadin is the VP of DeveloperRelations at DataStax, where he leads a team devoted to making users of DataStax products successful. He has also worked as Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant for DataStax, where he helped build some of the largest and exciting deployments in production. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief Architect at Hobsons and an Oracle DBA/Developer for over 15 years.
Dr. Grace Metri
Developer Program Manager
Grace Metri is the developer program manager for the IoT Services Group at Arm. In her role, her focus is on building, growing and supporting IoT Developer Communities globally. Prior to this, Grace was an IoT Community Evangelist at Intel Corporation where she built cutting-edge demonstrations of IoT technology and engaged with the IoT community through hackathons, workshops, and conferences globally. She was also the Program Manager and World Wide Technical Lead for the IoT Track of the Intel Software Innovator Program and an enthusiastic supporter of increasing diversity in STEM fields. Grace holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Wayne State University, Michigan.
Vice President of Marketing
Marc Naddell is the Vice President of Marketing for GTI (Gyrfalcon Technology, Inc.), a Silicon Valley AI chipset company with disruptive technology enabling Edge AI deployment with high performance, low power usage in small, cost effective packaging. As the lead marketer in the company, Marc has set the strategy for new product development, marketing strategy, partnerships and developer engagement.
Prior for GTI, Marc was Vice President of Ecosystems for MediaTek, a leading chipset company headquartered in Taiwan. With MediaTek, Marc had created the MediaTek Labs organization, which launched, promoted and supported a new portfolio of IoT hardware kits which developed the next generation of customers creating new categories of connected products.
Marc had also been based in Chicago, ...where he launched the NAVTEQ Network for Developers for NAVTEQ (now rebranded as HERE), which introduced location, context aware and advertising based app technologies to innovators creating solutions for smartphones, automobiles, websites and specialized equipment for consumer, enterprise, industrial and government vertical markets. Earlier, Marc had been based in Helsinki, Finland, where he created ground breaking new developer programs that attracted over 4m web and mobile developers for Nokia, serving gaming, enterprise, network and smartphone solution innovators. Earlier in his career, Marc was a wireless inventor, with over 20 patent awards and from innovations related to mobile device user interfaces, software features, network improvements, context aware services and artificial intelligence. He held key leadership positions in product management for two-way radios & infrastructure, cellular phones & networks, location based technologies and platforms, and semiconductor chipsets. Marc lives in the San Francisco Bay area and has his Masters in Management from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and two BAs from Florida Atlantic University: Marketing Management and International Business.
Director, Edge Developer Experience
Sangeeta leads the Edge Developer Experience team at Netflix, whose mission is to ensure that engineers are focused on providing the best possible video streaming experience for millions of people around the world. She works with her team to accomplish this by building world class tools to enable a simplified developer experience and enhanced observability at cloud scale. Sangeeta has held varying roles at companies large and small, including Software Development, Test Engineering, Sales Engineering, Consulting and Leadership. Her passion for simplifying the process of developing and operating software has been the common theme across all those experiences.
Manager, Developer Relations
Cartoon Network Digital
Joel Nelson heads the Developer Relations program for the games business at Cartoon Network where he identifies, develops and maintains business relationships and strategic agreements across CN's game publishing, production and distribution business. He works closely with external studios to build best-in-class games with Cartoon Network's Emmy winning IP. Joel has spent the past decade in Game Developer Relations, helping lead cross-functional teams including legal, finance, business intelligence and production, to champion developer needs and capitalize on opportunities within the ever-changing game ecosystem. Before games, Joel served 10+ years in film and video as a Producer/Editor for award winning cable broadcasters and independent production companies.
Director of Research
Evans Data Corporation
Michael Rasalan is the Director of Research at Evans Data Corp. Originally a software developer in the finance, IT consulting and telecommunications sectors, he also has a background in political and economic systems in emerging markets, with specialization in Southeast Asia. For Evans Data Corp., Michael's areas of focus include mobile development and cloud computing. He authors custom analytics and syndicated research, is the principal analyst for the Mobile Development Report, and is a contributor to EDC's Global Developer Population and Demographics Study. He also dabbles in doughnuts and seasonal ice creams, and is known to have strong opinions about bagels.
General Manager, Cloud + AI Developer Relations/h3>
As general manager of Cloud + AI Developer Relations at Microsoft, Jeff leads the team reinventing Microsoft’s relationship with software developers around the globe. This team is maniacal about making the world amazing for developers of all backgrounds. Jeff’s organization is excited to support and contribute to open source platforms, tools, and processes. As Developer Advocates, the team is spreading awareness of Azure and enabling developers to do what they love; write, code, and learn. Great online content (docs, demos, videos, code) is the foundation of everything they do.
Jeff and team are responsible for creating global developer online experiences for Microsoft like docs.microsoft.com, Channel 9, and dev.microsoft.com. They connect with developer communities through their programs including Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, our annual Build conference and third-party developer events around the globe. Prior to Microsoft Jeff spent two years at Twitter as Global Director of Developer and Platform, building their Developer and Enterprise business. Prior to that Jeff was a 16 year Microsoft veteran.
Chief Marketing Officer
Kristen Scheven, Chief Marketing Officer at AngelHack, uses her depth of experience working at the intersection of design, creativity, and technology to cultivate brand equity. She brings her wealth of 10+ years in the marketing field to AngelHack’s clients by developing brand strategies that are results driven and thought-provoking. Previous clients include Cyndi Lauper, Nicki Minaj, and Live Nation; she currently works with Visa, ABinBev, and many other Fortune 100 companies. Her work has been recognized by Bloomberg, ProgrammableWeb, Entrepreneur.com and CoinDesk.
Vice President of Developer Relations
Adam Seligman is the Vice President of Developer Relations at Google and he is responsible for the global developer community across product areas. Adam holds a master’s in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s of business administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Williams College.
Global Head of Developer Relations
Dan Shaw is the Global Head of Developer Relations at Paypal. Over the past 25 years, Dan has had the privilege of growing as self-taught web developer who went on to get a CS degree and a master's in software engineering after having 10 years of experience. He has worked in defense, healthcare, education, enterprise software, startups and open source. Dan helped bring one of the largest open source projects together after forking and has created multiple businesses to help developers, both through employment opportunities and through products they created together. Dan has been referred to as "The Godfather of Node.js" for his tireless efforts to build community and unite the needs of developers and business leaders.
VP of Developers
Zach Shelby is the vice president of developers for the IoT Services Group of Arm. In this role, his focus is on inspiring developers and helping make them successful implementing and scaling IoT solution. Prior to this, he served in a number of roles at Arm, including vice president of marketing, and director of technology for IoT, and on assignment as founder and CEO of the Micro:bit Foundation. Zach was co-founder of Sensinode, acquired by Arm in 2013, where he acted as CEO and CTO. He is an active investor and advisor for tech startups, including CubiCasa (PropTech), Augumenta (AR), Petasense (Industrial IoT) and Walkia Lighting (LED lighting). Before starting Sensinode, he led wireless Internet networking research at the Centre for Wireless Communications and at the Technical Research Center of Finland. Zach has served on the Technical Advisory Board and Board of Directors at the IPSO Alliance, has contributed to numerous IoT-related standards and was awarded the Nokia Foundation Award in 2014 for his work on the Internet of Things.
Director, Azure Developer Marketing
Cliff Simpkins heads up Developer Audience Marketing for Microsoft Azure, helping bring the Microsoft cloud to life for developers around the world. He has been at Microsoft for the last 13 years, working in a variety of roles to help improve the lives of devs, including Developer Evangelism, Product Planning, Product Management, and Developer Marketing. His approach combines customer obsession with sound storytelling, working to land product stories with as little spin as possible. Prior to joining Microsoft, Cliff worked in governmental consulting and a couple of startups as a programmer.
Willie M. Tejada
General Manager & IBM Chief Developer Advocate
Developer Ecosystems Group, Digital Business Group
As General Manager and Chief Developer Advocate, Willie Tejada is responsible for IBM’s Developer Ecosystems Group – comprised of Digital Experience, Partnerships, Offer Management and Strategy.
Developers are the catalyst for today’s software-enabled businesses, disruptive innovation and art of the possible. Developer Ecosystems Group is empowering developers to solve the world’s problems – smarter, faster, together – through Cognitive, Cloud and Data across enterprise, startup and academic communities.
With over 20 years in technology, Willie has led marketing, developer relations, product management and development for both startup and large enterprise organizations. This experience provides the skills needed for business transformation, scalability and disruption.
Previously, Willie most recently served as SVP & GM of Cloud Networking & Emerging Products at Akamai Technologies – the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. Joining Akamai as part of the Netli acquisition in 2007, he led the rapid growth of Akamai’s web acceleration business, and launched their security and mobile product divisions.
Away from the office, Willie enjoys time with his wife, three daughters, two dogs and seven chickens. He is a vintage motorcycle restorer and racer, avid golfer, DJ, filmmaker and aspiring cook.
API Strategy and Success, Developer Experience, Technical Content and Programs
Emmelyn Wang is Axway’s API Strategist and Principal Services Architect. She is a seasoned technologist who cut her teeth on technical API program onboarding, support, business development, documentation, and developer evangelism on software development teams. She found Axway through contributing on the core team of the AsyncAPI spec while leading an independent/vendor-neutral API strategy and developer relations consulting practice.
She is passionate about R&D having worked in Silicon Hills in Austin since 2001 and as a technical marketing director for an engineering-focused Berkshire Hathaway company in DFW. These roles gave her a myriad of views into API design, production, and consumption at scale and meaningful developer relations.
Sr. Director of Developer Experience & Developer Advocacy
Amanda Whaley is Sr. Director of Developer Experience & Developer Advocacy for DevNet, Cisco's Developer program and developer community.
She spends most of her time thinking about how developers use Cisco APIs, and about how to make their job easier. She also leads a team of developer advocates who work with Cisco partners and developers in many technology areas including IoT, Collaboration, and Network Automation.
Amanda has a background in application development and engineering, and she is interested in all things that help developers build cool stuff - tools, APIs, docs, frameworks. She also a mom of two little boys, novice drummer, and you can often find her on the mountain biking trails in her hometown of Austin, TX.